Do you ever just look at yourself in the mirror and say “I LOVE YOU!”? Most likely, you don’t. I mean maybe you have before but on a regular basis, probably not. You tell your spouse you love them, your kids, even your dog but when it comes to looking yourself in the eyes and saying those three little words you fall short. Or maybe you never really thought about telling your self this at all. Don’t get me wrong, it can be a pretty difficult exercise. We can see our own pain in our eyes, we know what’s really behind our smile and we suffer in silence.
What about when your kid does something wrong and he feels so badly, all you have to do is say “I love you honey” and instantly he lights up. Or remember when you did something wrong or bad and your parent said the words that healed you instantly. Why should we wait for someone else to validate the love we have for ourselves?
We’ve all seen the pictures from Dr. Masaru Emoto experiments with water (if not, click the link) where the vibration of positive words form beautiful snowflake-like crystal formations in water. It’s simply awesome. The point is if word vibrations as well as thought vibrations can make these formations on water these same vibrations can directly effect our consciousness and perhaps form or deform us accordingly.
Louise L. Hay, author of the book Heal Your Body believes “…that for every effect in our lives there is a thought pattern that precedes and maintains it.” Words and thoughts have the power to create experiences. She says the mental thoughts that cause the most disease in the body are criticism, anger, resentment, and guilt. Negative thought patterns of self-hatred can ruin any hopes of joy in your life and can literally cause disease in your body. And since our thoughts are clothed in our words, we must take an active role in monitoring both. “The point of power is always in the present moment.” ~ L. Hay.
So what do you think would happen if every time you saw your own reflection in the mirror you said aloud, or to yourself “I love you!”? It can’t hurt to try. Sooner or later you might actually whole-heartedly believe it!